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Political Bias in Periodicals

Political Bias in Periodicals Periodicals that cover politics and current events may have a political or cultural bias.  This may be reflected in their choice of topics, the opinions expressed, or the solutions proposed.  An awareness of bias is important when you select the sources for your research. To detect bias, keep the following in mind: Are all sides of […]

When to use Google Scholar

When using Google Scholar might be a good idea: Your topic is interdisciplinary and very specific You are comfortable searching Google, but want to focus on scholarly resources You want to find citing references for an article (hint: learn more about citing references here) When using Google Scholar might work against you: Your topic is […]

International Student Orientation

New international students attended a library orientation session. Brainstorming keywords is fun!

Work Smart Workshop

Work Smart Workshop: Digital Media Resources Friday, March 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm James B. Duke Library, Room 043 Looking for new ways to engage your students with your class material? Looking for images or video to add to a presentation?  Consider adding media. The libraries provide access to an impressive number of digital […]

Work Smart Workshop

When: Tuesday, September 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm Wednesday, September 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm Friday, September 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm Location: James B. Duke Library 041   No RSVP Required The library offers over half a million eBooks and hundreds of thousands of full-text eJournals. Discuss smart methods […]

Maximize Reference Sources

Reference sources, particularly specialized encyclopedias, offer many benefits.  Consider the following tips as you review a reference source on your topic to reap all the benefits and make your researching even better.     get definitions and background – Reference sources assume that you are new to a topic.  Jargon and specialized terminology will be […]

Finding Broadcast Transcripts

This video will show you how to find broadcast transcripts in LexisNexis Academic.  You will learn how to search transcripts by show, guest, and topic.

Summer Working Lunch: July 1

  CTL, ITS, the Writing & Media Lab, and the Library present Summer Working Lunches!   you bring:  your lunch and your work we provide:  Moodle 2.6 training, assistance with assignments and research, the sharing of ideas with your fellow faculty members, and beverages Tuesdays, 11 AM – 1 PM in the James B. Duke […]

Find Market Share Reports

The library has created a helpful step-by-step guide for finding market share reports in three of our business databases.  Instructions for each database are found under the eponymous tab.  And here are the links to the individual databases.  Happy researching! Business Insights: Essentials    Covers businesses, including company profiles, financial reports, brand information, company rankings, […]

Citation Workshops

Introduction to Citation Managers When: Tuesday, April 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm Wednesday, April 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm Thursday, April 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm Where: James B. Duke Library, Room 043 Big projects often involve lots of research and complex bibliographies. Citation management tools and bibliography generators […]